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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-18-15

    09/17/2015 9:41:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 09-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    September 18, 2015 Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Tm 6:2c-12 Beloved:Teach and urge these things.Whoever teaches something differentand does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christand the religious teachingis conceited, understanding nothing,and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes.From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions,and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds,who are deprived of the truth,supposing religion to be a means of gain.Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain.For we brought nothing into the world,just as we shall not be able to take...
  • Join Global Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed Sept. 26

    09/15/2015 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Kenny · 2 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ^ | September 10, 2015 | BGEA
    As the months continue to pile up for Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Iranian imprisonment, his wife Nahgmeh Abedini is adding urgency to her call for prayer.On Sept. 26—the 3-year anniversary of Pastor Saeed’s imprisonment for his faith in Jesus Christ—she’s asking Christians around the world to take part in a prayer vigil at noon (in the local time zone) for her husband and other persecuted Christians around the globe.And leading up to the Sept. 26 vigil, Naghmeh has decided to pray and fast for 21 days.“I will be fasting from pleasant food (Daniel 10:3 I ate no pleasant food, no meat or...
  • Urgent Prayers Needed right now for the missionaries in Iraq

    08/26/2015 8:06:23 PM PDT · by Chong · 24 replies
    Urgent email from our Pastor | Aug 26, 2015 | Dr. Becky Peters
    We just received this email forwarded from our pastor. (I left out the detailed contact info of the originator on purpose.) Please join us in prayers for all involved. From: XXXXXXXX Sent: 8/26/2015 1:21:36 P.M. Central Daylight Time Subj: Urgent prayer request from Pastor Cori Here is an opportunity to pray for brothers and sisters who are strong in the LORD and willing to go the distance for Him. We just received this in an email from the Missions Office at First Baptist Atlanta. Prayer Request from Dan and Marilyn Wilson. Missionaries who are in the areas that are being...
  • Diver Dave was called home Sunday morning.

    08/16/2015 10:00:00 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 251 replies
    8-16-2015 | JustAmy. MamaBear
    Graphic by MamaBear After fighting ALS for several months, on Sunday morning Diver Dave was called home to Jesus' loving arms. According to his family, he is having a great reunion with his parents, his oldest sister, his parents-in-law and many others including many FReepers. As we recall what a Patriot Diver Dave was, it seems appropriate that he joined FreeRepublic July 4, 1998. Dave loved this country and our troops. Many times, he drove 2 hours each way to join the Fresno Freepers in support of our troops. Dave had a very strong faith that was an inspiration...
  • Litany for the conversion of internet thugs

    08/14/2015 11:10:46 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | (unknown) | Father Zuhlsdorf
    A work in progress. I am willing to take some intelligent suggestions and additions. Litany for the conversion of internet thugs. (private use only, and when truly irritated, and when the alternative is foul language) Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God, the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Lest internet thugs be eternally tormented by all the fiends of hell, convert...
  • James Earl (Jimmy) Carter has metastasized Liver Cancer

    08/12/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 129 replies
    FoxNews Cavuto | 08/12/15 | Fox News
    Verbal announcement that the previous surgery for a liver tumor has now been diagnosed as a cancer and it has apparently spread beyond the liver.
  • Jimmy Carter: I have cancer

    08/12/2015 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 169 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    -snip- Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.
  • Prayer request for my bone scan

    08/07/2015 7:54:51 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 106 replies
    The pathologists are calling my sarcoma "poorly differentiated," but they are leaning toward osteo sarcoma. Although it should have been picked up on the PET, the gyn onc is sending me for this today, an MRI next Friday, and upper and lower endoscopies next week (date yet undetermined). I am requesting, once again, a clean scan. Many thanks and God bless!
  • (vanity) Prayers for my father's bypass surgery today!

    07/29/2015 7:44:42 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 59 replies
    me | 7/29/15 | me
    Hello all. Asking for more prayers for my father. Today he is at Hopkins to have triple-bypass surgery. This is harrowing enough, as is the thought of "recovery" with them cutting bones for it, but last night I just got a call from my aunt (his sister) and she stated that she and my uncle (brother), who is paralyzed, have a defect in their spines and that my dad should ensure surgeons are aware of this because of possible genetic similarity. I called my parents this morning to tell them (my aunt oddly did not mention it to them). But...
  • Prayers for sitetest - update at 116, 121

    07/13/2015 6:46:55 AM PDT · by sitetest · 124 replies
    sitetest | sitetest
    I am very sick and would appreciate prayers.
  • Cape Horn Fire near Bayview Idaho grows to 2,000 acres; Six homes destroyed

    07/06/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Veto! · 30 replies
    KHQ Channel 6, Spokane ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer
    UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Monday: The Cape Horn Fire is now estimated to be around 2,000 acres. Crews have confirmed six homes have been destroyed, all on the eastern half of Cape Horn and containment is 0%. The fire spread rapidly overnight and evacuations have been issued by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office in the Cape Horn and Bayview areas using reverse 911.
  • Michelle Malkin: Every Breath She Takes

    06/16/2015 3:18:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 17, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Fifteen years ago this week, my beautiful daughter Veronica entered the world. She didn't make a sound. As I stretched out my arms to hold her in the delivery room, furrow-browed doctors and nurses instead whisked her away. I shouted after them in panic: "Is she all right? Is she going to be OK?!" Slightly underweight and jaundiced, she remained in the hospital for several days before we got the all-clear. My husband and I counted our blessings. But it wouldn't be the last time we felt the pangs of parental helplessness when it came to her health. Here's the...
  • NFL Player Asks for Prayers for Daughter After Pretty Serious Complication in Her Cancer Battle

    05/30/2015 6:41:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | may 30, 2015 | dave urbanski
    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is asking for prayers for his daughter, Leah, whos had a setback in herfight against cancer. The 5-year-old girl went into a hospital on May 5 to start the process of getting a stem cell transplant. The 4-to-6-week process involves high doses of chemotherapy at the outset. Still posted on social media late Friday that Leah hit a pretty serious complication, with her liver affected by the chemotherapy. They caught it early so hopefully it gives the doctors a better chance of stopping it from getting aggressive, Still posted. As you can imagine our...
  • Please pray for my Mom

    04/23/2015 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 142 replies
    Me | 04/23/2015 | Me
    Please pray for my Mom. She was just admitted to the hospital with a heart rate of 33 bpm, and she is having trouble breathing. I really hope this is not the end. I want to see her home again.
  • Father dies

    04/18/2015 8:40:50 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 156 replies
    Father died a few hours ago. Veteran of Saipan. It has not quite hit me yet. I was care giver 24/7 for both my parents for seven years. My mother went two years ago. Just drinking.
  • Need prayers for son's marriage

    04/07/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 44 replies
    April 7, 2015
    Please join me to prayer for the life of my son's marriage. His wife is mentally ill and it is very difficult for him to function day to day with her irrational outbursts. They have three children so our family is praying for him to have the strength to under these tests of his faith and his devotion to his wife regardless of how sick she has become.
  • Prayer Request for Shimmer1

    03/14/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 287 replies
    Please pray for freeper Shimmer1 as she continues to undergo treatments. Here is the message I received from her last night: Im very weak tonight. I just got up from another nap. Chemo this week (wednesday) made me so weak, Im using a wheelchair when I go to hyperbaric treatment. I cry at the drop of a hat. Now even sitting isnt helping much. Usually when I sit for a while, or lie down, I recover. Now just movement exhausts me. The movement of walking six feet and lying down is enough to make me moan with exhaustion for probably...
  • The Reality of Ferguson (Vanity)

    03/12/2015 8:32:04 PM PDT · by ferg flute · 50 replies
    My wife and I have been living in Ferguson, MO for over 20 years. We live close enough to the Ferguson Police Station to hear the protestors that have been making their presence known over the past few months. We know many of the police officers, public officials, and private citizens who are movers and shakers in the community. We are close friends to many black and white residents in the city. We have watched the media reporting of the event and are appalled at the overall lack of journalistic ethics, blatant bias and agitative propaganda that is passing as...
  • Obama Tweets Prayers For Shot Ferguson Officers

    03/12/2015 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/12/2015
    President Obama did not issue a formal statement in reaction to the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri last night. But he did take time to tweet. Violence against police is unacceptable. Our prayers are with the officers in MO, he wrote on Twitter, signing the message with a personalized bo. The two officers were shot outside the police station after the police chief resigned following a report released by Attorney General Eric Holder that exposed racial prejudice within the department.
  • Vanity: Prayers needed for my Dad having a "Whipple procedure" tomorrow AM

    02/25/2015 6:20:43 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    Web MD ^ | 25 FEB 15 | dcbryan1
    As you may already know, Dad has had alot of problems lately. He has early stage (T1) pancreatic Ductile adenocarcinoma (PDAC). He is having a Roux-en-y procedure tomorrow AM, followed by a "Whipple " procedure if the cancer doctors do not find any metastatic tissue. Any prayers for Jim Bryan (#4 all time Arkansas high school basketball scorer with 2,700+ points (before 3-points invented ) ) would be appreciated. Prayers also for St. Vincent's cancer surgeon team and Dr. Jones, too. Thanks!
  • Asking for prayers for Mrs. Seizethecarp who is having an operation today

    01/29/2015 7:45:00 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 75 replies
    January 29, 2015 | Seizethecarp
    Mrs. STC is having a "revision" or possible total replacement to a 15-yr-old hip replacement today. The hip had started popping out recently resulting in 2 trips to the ER to get it back in, so the time had come. Mrs. STC has 3 rare bleeding disorders and almost expired during the original hip replacement, so she and her surgeon have put this operation off as long as possible. Mrs. STC is a retired RN and does a shift 2 hours a day, 5 days a week feeding Alzheimer's patients at the local nursing home, so when I left her...
  • ISIS Executes Pigeon and Bird Breeders in Diyala, Iraq

    01/17/2015 7:19:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2015 | BY F. BRINLEY BRUTON
    Raising doves and pigeons is a deadly pursuit in ISIS-controlled Iraq. The popular hobby is in the sights of extremist Islamist fighters, who this week rounded up 15 boys and young men in the eastern province of Diyala for pursuing a pastime now deemed un-Islamic. Three have already been executed. The recent crackdown on bird breeders stems from ISIS' need for new fighters to battle the Iraqi and Syrian governments, as well as residents' growing desperation, according to the security official. Suspicion of bird-breeders stems from the fact they tend to feed their animals at the same time devout Muslims...
  • Please, prayers for my kitty

    01/07/2015 2:46:32 PM PST · by bgill · 101 replies
    vanity | vanity
    The spay and neuter clinic just called and told us one of our kitties we took in this morning died. Would you please find it in your hearts to send up a little prayer for Cuddles. She was such a sweet little thing.
  • Uncle Billy has died (vanity)

    01/01/2015 10:30:01 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 46 replies
    me | 1/1/2015 | me
    You may remember my earlier thread from last week. My Uncle Billy has died in the last hour.
  • Queer....

    12/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 171 replies
    Trying Times... | BigTigerMike
    Yesterday at my job I was walking through the building and one of my fellow associates was jesting about me working long hours, so I sighed and said a little spur-of-the-moment rhythm: Yes, we're now here but we aren't being queer We'll soon be out of here Well another associate, who happens to be an homosexual, overhead this from around the corner and went and complained that I made an derogatory comment and that it was an unforgivable act as far as he goes. Word got back to me about what the young man had said and I went to...
  • Prayers requested for Sheila Robinson [Updte #201, 255, 287, 319, 348]

    12/19/2014 11:17:29 AM PST · by JustAmy · 404 replies
    12-19-2014 | JustAmy
    Graphic by MamaBear
  • Please pray for son's classmate! (vanity)

    12/19/2014 10:01:49 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 96 replies
    me (our school's head nun) | 12/19/14 | me
    Got shocking e-mail from our school's director just an hour ago that one of my son's classmate's mother died yesterday! Please pray to God for help and blessings!
  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 66 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,
  • Urgent prayer request needed for my father in ICU

    12/15/2014 3:42:41 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 93 replies
    15 DEC 14 | Dcbryan1
    My father, James W. Bryan III 74, was in the hospital for dehydration. This morning at 10 AM he had a pulmonary embolus. Luckily he was very well oxygenated and was sent to ICU immediately. TPA anticoagulant was introduced and he is responding well to blood pressure medicine. Precedex given. working good. May have to increase. He is responding well to all medications. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. If you guys don't have an Trust or family plans in these types of events consider this a warning. Luckily we have everything set up should things go south.
  • Prayers needed for liver transplant success today 12/5

    12/05/2014 5:11:53 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 50 replies
    n/a | Dec 5, 2014 | self
    Please pray for Irena who is a young mother of two and loving wife. She has liver cancer and after a long search a donor liver has been found the operation is today Dec 5, 2014
  • Prayers requested for my sister and her family

    12/02/2014 3:45:37 PM PST · by JustAmy · 120 replies
    12-2-2014 | JustAmy
    Please say a prayer for my sister and her family. My 48 year old niece died suddenly Saturday night or Sunday morning. She has two sons, her mother, a sister and a brother. She has been under a doctor's care but her death was completely unexpected. Please pray for my family at this time of our grief. Thank you for your prayers. JustAmy
  • Prayer request

    11/21/2014 9:06:06 PM PST · by deputytess · 66 replies
    Please pray for my Dad he just got done proton therapy and is going through a rough time physically and emotionally. Thanks and God bless you.
  • Prayer Request for my October 7,2014 Hip Surgery

    10/04/2014 7:51:05 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 46 replies
    As a longer time FReeper I am requesting Prayers for my upcoming Hip Replacement Surgery. After several Medical reviews it is deemed necessary. Tuesday, October 7,2014 at 9:30 AM I will have surgery to replace my left hip joint via the Anterior method at the New Castle, Indiana, Henry County Hospital.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (10/3/2014) [Prayer]

    10/02/2014 9:06:35 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 19 replies
    3 October 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (KJV) ----
  • Prayers are requested for Diver Dave

    09/29/2014 1:30:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 171 replies
    9-29-2014 | JustAmy
  • In Memory of Jaycee. She was called home yesterday.

    08/22/2014 9:48:42 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 203 replies
    8-22-2014 | JustAmy
    In Memory of Jaycee
  • Christian radio host slams Muslim prayers at Vatican as outreach to demon god

    06/10/2014 10:30:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies ^ | 6/10/2014 | Cheryl Chumley
    Remember, not every being that occupies the unseen world, the spiritual world, is a good guy, is a good spirit. Mr. Fisher said interfaith gatherings specifically those that join Christians with Muslims should be regarded with alarm, Raw Story reported. No Christian, in space over which he has authority, should ever willingly allow another spiritual leader to invite the presence of demons into his sanctuary, he said, Raw Story reported. This is for the simple reason that if they are invited, they will come. Thus any clergyman, whether an evangelical pastor or the pope himself, compromises the spiritual...
  • Prayers for my child

    05/21/2014 7:50:55 PM PDT · by redgolum · 208 replies
    My child was born today. She is in the ICU at Iowa City. We made it 34 weeks. So far baby's lungs are the main issue, but she is progressing ok
  • Sudanese Woman to Be Killed for Marrying a Christian Man

    05/15/2014 11:40:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    New Vision ^ | May 15, 2014
    A Sudanese judge on Thursday sentenced a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom. Born to a Muslim father, the woman was convicted under the Islamic sharia law that has been in force in Sudan since 1983 and outlaws conversions on pain of death. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27, is eight months pregnant and married to a Christian national of South Sudan which broke away in 2011, human rights activists say. "We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you...
  • Supreme Court: Opening prayers at council meetings constitutional

    05/05/2014 9:59:41 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5 2014 | Fox News
    The Supreme Court has upheld the right of local officials to open town council meetings with prayer, ruling that this does not violate the Constitution even if the prayers routinely stress Christianity. The court said in a 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.
  • Poll: 73% support allowing prayer before public meetings

    04/22/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    Yesterday’s culture-war-food-fight post seems to have achieved the desired effect. Let’s double down.We haven’t covered it (I think) but there’s a case pending before SCOTUS right now that will decide the future of this subject. Like many legislatures (including Congress), a town in upstate New York begins every meeting of the city council with a prayer. It used to be that those prayers were overwhelmingly Christian, replete with invocations of Jesus. After a few locals complained, the town decided to keep the daily blessing but to start rotating in ministers from other faiths too to deliver it. Question for the...
  • California Town Drops City Council Prayers to Avoid Further Legal Costs

    04/21/2014 7:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/21/2014 | KATHERINE WEBER
    A small, coastal town in central California has settled a lawsuit regarding prayer at City Council meetings, ultimately agreeing to no longer hold any form of prayer, whether sectarian or non-sectarian, ahead of the local government meetings. City officials say they decided to settle the lawsuit to avoid further legal costs paid by taxpayer money. Pismo Beach city officials announced their settlement earlier this week, nearly six months after the Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF] and the local chapter of Atheists United San Luis Obispo filed a lawsuit against the city, arguing that it had violated the U.S. Constitution's separation...
  • (VANITY) Prayers for aneurysm victim - continued

    04/01/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 14 replies
    4/1/14 | me
    Please continue prayers for my cleaning lady's daughter.
  • (VANITY) Prayers for aneurysm victim

    03/19/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 28 replies
    3/19/14 | me
    Please send prayers for a young woman with a burst aneurysm!
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (3/7/2014) [Prayer]

    03/06/2014 9:15:31 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 19 replies
    7 March 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. Psalm 148:13 (NIV) ----
  • Atheist Group Tells Michigan City Council to Stop Praying on Taxpayers' Time

    02/22/2014 3:19:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/21/2014 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    An atheist organization has sent a letter of complaint to a city council in Michigan over the local government's usage of prayer at council meetings. The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has threatened legal action against the Saginaw City Council. In a letter sent to Saginaw City Manager Tim Morales, FFRF staff attorney Rebecca S. Markert wrote that Saginaw "should drop these prayers altogether." "Government prayers exclude a significant portion of Americans from the democratic process, are of dubious legality, and are a repudiation of our secular history," wrote Markert. "City Council members are free to pray privately or...
  • 91 Year Old Grandma Broke Hip

    01/21/2014 8:00:37 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 40 replies
    January 21, 2014 | Pinkbell
    Today my 91 year old Grandma fell. My Mom and Aunt went to her house as she was able to get to the phone (they'll probably get her a Life Alert bracelet now even though she has been vocal about not wanting one). She said it was her thigh that hurt, and she had no hip pain. However, she couldn't put weight on it. They called a life squad, and she was taken to the ER. The doctor surprised everyone when they said she had broken her hip. That's one thing you don't want on an elderly person. The doctor...
  • Prayer request for our unborn child

    01/19/2014 5:43:36 PM PST · by redgolum · 282 replies
    vanity | 1,19,2014 | redgolum
    My bride's water broke at 15 weeks. Baby's heart beat is still strong. We need prayers please.

    12/29/2013 7:18:31 PM PST · by Thank You Rush · 207 replies
    thank you rush
    I'm not sure how to post this personal thread but here goes. Our daughter is in the ICU with pneumonia and the doctors say the next 24 hours are crucial to her recovery. She hasn't shown any improvement with the treatment she's received for the past three days. She went in the hospital the day after Christmas, spent her 40th birthday there on Friday and was moved to the ICU today. So we are praying that the Good Lord will surround her with his blessings and protect her. Her just turned five year old son wasn't allowed to see her...
  • (VANITY) Now it's pulmonary embolism - back from hospital

    12/05/2013 12:19:52 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 39 replies
    me | 12/5/13 | me
    Hello again FReepers. Yet again another medical issue, undoubtedly related to my cancer surgery a month ago. This time I did not have any time to post before discovering the issue, so after many days of being in the hospital I can give more information than guessing and ask for continued prayers.